Compare 2013 BMW M3 vs 2013 Audi S4

2013 BMW M3
2013 Audi S4
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 14 20 $55,290 $60,100
2-Door Convertible 13 20 $63,525 $69,050
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4-Door Sedan Manual Premium Plus
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual Premium Plus 17 26 $44,268 $47,600
4-Door Sedan Manual Prestige 17 26 $44,268 $47,600
4-Door Sedan S Tronic Premium Plus 18 28 $45,570 $49,000
4-Door Sedan S Tronic Prestige 18 28 $45,570 $49,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$55,290
$44,268
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$60,100
$47,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1002 / month
$793 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
Despite its relative age, weight, and complexity, the 2013 BMW M3 is still a very satisfying dual-purpose street and track-capable car.
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Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
36.8 37.500
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 54.300
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 41.300
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
33.7 35.200
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 40.000
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 55.500
Passenger Volume (ft³)
88.0 90.000
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
181.8 185.700
Height, Overall (in)
55.6 55.400
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.5 60.600
Wheelbase (in)
108.7 110.700
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.5 71.900
Track Width, Front (in)
60.5 61.100
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.0 12.400
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.8 x 0.9 13.000 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.2 x 1.2 13.600 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.6 16.900
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.4 37.400
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
12.5 16.300
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/40ZR18 P245/40R18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P265/40ZR18 P245/40R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3704 3847
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 9.5 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 18 x 8
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.4 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 140
Engine
Displacement
4.0/244 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
414 @ 8300 333 @ 5500
Engine Type
Gas V8 Supercharged Gas V6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
295 @ 3900 325 @ 2900
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
16 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 26
Transmission
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All wheel drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.920
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.68 3.220
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.40 2.160
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.85 3.680
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.19 1.130
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 0.780
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.06 3.670
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.58 1.520
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
Coupe Sedan
Vehicle Name
BMW M3 Audi S4
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Trapezoidal Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut 5-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
1 (2011) 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.6 9.2
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
- --
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
- --
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
- --
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
- --
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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